UI design
Last modified on Tue 29 Sep 2020

Once we got the whole app or website structure in place, it's time to use some color, photos, icons, illustrations and beautiful typography (sorry Roboto and SF fonts!).

If you don't know at the moment what these elements are, meaning there is no branding for the app or website, you need to define the whole visual identity before digging into UI design details.

Through UI design, our task is to:

Iterating on the UI

Before you dig into UI design of every screen, make as many versions as possible to find the right visual fit. Here, the collaborative design approach might help if you get stuck. Consider to ping-pong a few screens with a colleague from the design team.

Present only the 2-3 most polished versions to the client. You don't want to confuse them with too many ideas and variations. You are the expert, and you need to show your skills and expertise in the best light.

Testing the UI with users

If you're working on a project highly influenced by user opinion, you can use the desirability testing method to ask the users which version of the UI design is better.

Desirability testing helps us get objective feedback from users. We usually show them 2-3 versions of the UI and ask them to choose terms from the list of adjectives that describe the version best. The proposal which overlaps the most with the objectives we have set for UI design wins.

Here you can find more information about this method.

Finalizing the UI design

While approaching the end of the design phase, make sure you have:

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